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etomidate/etom·i·date/ (ĕ-tom´ĭ-dāt) a sedative-hypnotic, administered intravenously for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia.
a short-acting, hypnotic nonbarbiturate IV agent used for induction of general anesthesia. It has minimal adverse cardiovascular and respiratory effects, thus providing a greater margin of safety in patients with or at risk for heart disease. Adverse effects include transient reduction in adrenal gland cortisol release, pain on injection, and involuntary muscle movements.
etomidateA general anaesthetic drug. A brand name is Hypnomidate.
an intravenous, nonbarbiturate, fast-inducing anesthetic with no analgesic effect. Also causes suppression of adrenal steroidogenesis and may be used in the treatment of hyperadrenocorticism.